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Author Name:    PURDY, Al

Title:   Sex and Death. First Edition, hardback

Publisher:    McClelland and Stewart Ltd., Toronto, 1973, ISBN:0771072007 

Seller ID:   66739

PURDY, Al. Sex and Death. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart, Ltd., (1973).First Printing. Pp. (8),9-126,(2). 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Alfred Wellington Purdy, OC, OOnt (b. December 30, 1918, Wooler, On tario d. April 21, 2000, North Saanich, British Columbia). Includes the following poems: "Eastbound from Vancouver", "Dead March for Sergeant MacLeod", "Wartime Air Base", "The Horseman of Agawa", "Johnston's on St. Germain", "Sizwe Bansi is Dead", "The Listening Child", "Intruder", "When to Stop at the Mall", "Melodrama", "Flying Over Africa", "Temporizing in the Eternal City", "Old Man Mad About Painting", "Picture Layout in Life Magazine", "Freydis Eriksdottir in Greenland", "On Being a Love-Object", "For Her in Sunlight", "The Battlefield at Batoche", "R.C.M.P. Post", "Some Mountains Near Banff", "Wilf McKenzie", "Coffee With Rene Levesque", "The Double Shadow", "Flat Tire in the Desert", "Hands", "Iguana", "Portrait of Herman and ---", "Chronos at Quintana Roo", "8.50 am", "Lampman in Heat", "Beat Joe McLeod", "Depression in Namu, BC", "Excess of Having", "The Jackhammer Syndrome", "Hellas Express", "Street Scene", "Athens Apartment", "Ephesus", "Hallucinations of a Tourist", "At the Athenian Market", "I am Definitely on the Side of Life", "In the Foothills", "Tourist Itinerary", "The Pope's 1968 Encyclical", "A Graceful Little Verse", "Literary Feuds in Montreal", "Power Failure in Disneyland", "The Beavers of Renfrew", "The Time of Your Life", "Lament for Robert Kennedy", "The Peaceable Kingdom", "F.L.Q. Kidnapping", "Arctic Romance", "Observing Persons". Hiroshima Poems: from the "Foreign Visitors' Book", "The Buddhist Bell", "Survivors", "Whose Mother", "One Thousand Cranes", "In Peace Memorial Park", "Atomic Museum", and "Remembering Hiroshima". Name inked to front flyleaf, four characters inked inside rear cover, else very good. 20.00


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